We love the z-vibe with the soft textured spoon tip. The whole kit is a must-have, but the spoon gets used the most for texture sensitivity. It’s really helped improve chewing skills, and lessen gagging.
"Wake up" the mouth during mealtimes; Click to customize|||ARK's Spoon Tip attachments turn any Z-Vibe® into the ultimate sensory feeding tool. Their size, shape, and shallow bowl allow for easy feeding and oral stimulation. Use the soft (blue) tips for individuals with a bite reflex and/or sensory issues, or the textured tips to decrease food aversions and oral defensiveness. The Z-Spoon's smooth vibration gently "wakes up" the mouth, increases awareness, and provides oral motor stimulation to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. A wonderful tool for any sensory mealtime treatment plan.
The Z-Spoon is sold with 1 vibratory handle, 1 Spoon Tip, and 1 Switch Tip. The texture around the handle provides a slip-proof grip, and it can also be brushed along the cheeks, arms, hands, etc. for additional tactile input. Turn the unit on by twisting the Switch Tip *just* until the unit starts to vibrate (please do not overtighten!). Choose the color of your handle and Spoon Tip preferences from the pull-down menus above.
The Z-Spoon is NOT a toy. As a therapeutic tool, the Z-Spoon should be used by a therapist or a parent under the guidance of their therapist. Caution: contains small parts (including a battery) that may pose a choking hazard; must be used under direct adult supervision at all times.